Adventure Stories

July 17, 2016

A day of highs and lows: the great glen ultra 2016

I knew from the offset that the great Glen Ultra was not going to be a peak performance for me and had, or so I thought, set my expectation accordingly. 

June 21, 2016
The chimp is dusting off his little red trousers

The chimp is dusting off his little red trousers

The chimp is dusting off his little red trousers ready for the Great Glen Ultra where he will undoubtedly put in an appearance or two, and may well run amok again flinging pine cones at us in the woods on the climb out of Drumnadrochit.

June 13, 2016

It’s hot, hot, hot: 27 in 27

Let’s go for a long run, and let’s go for a long run on what is probably the hottest day of the year so far, and let’s just be a smarty pants and tack on an extra 9 miles before meeting friends for the main event. What a marvellous plan!

May 21, 2016

LED Lenser SEO7R – full review

The 100 Miles of Istria race gave a good opportunity to put the LED Lenser SEO7R head torch through its paces over a lengthy night and over some serious mountain climbs and technical terrain.

 

April 30, 2016

100 Miles of Istria: when things don’t go to plan

You have trained, you have tapered, you have a race plan, your lost luggage arrives in time, you eat enough food to sink the Titanic, get to the start line, and everything is on track until …..

April 11, 2016
mini-foam-bananas

Chimp chat

The chimp is running around, throwing stuff and screaming.

Me: Chimp, you need to calm it down a bit, how about a foam banana?

The foam banana is flung straight back at me.

The chimp: REALLY? Do you really think you can fob me off with that?

Me: OK let’s talk. What’s the problem?

April 5, 2016

The Zen of laps: Self Transcendence 50k

Around and around and around we go …….

Running 21 laps (or double for the 100k participants) round the North Inch in Perth is perhaps not what most people would want to be doing on Easter Sunday. In my case it also meant ‘taking the pledge’ and leaving a wedding just as the dancing was getting going the day before. But, turns out it was worth it.

March 29, 2016

LED Lenser SE0 7R Head Torch Review

Product review of the LED Lenser SEO 7R head torch.

March 2, 2016

Glentress Trail Marathon Race Report

Glentress Trail Marathon in short: great event; great weather; stunning yet brutal route, but just not my day.